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Muscle Wasting Diseases In Adults
Little scoliosis can cause muscle spasms spread in the whole body?
Or it affects only some group of muscles?
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is usually not painful unless severe. Curves greater than 50 degrees most commonly cause pain. Your scoliosis may actually be a result of muscle spasm (sciatic scoliosis). If that is the case, treat the muscle spasm, and the scoliosis may disappear. Treatment of muscle spasms includes pt, stretching, heat/ice, otc meds. But if persistent, md evaluation will likely help to determine cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Stomach diseases: There are textbooks which are several thousand pages long describing stomach diseases. You must be more specific about what kind of symptoms you are wondering about for us to answer this question in a meaningful way. Good luck. ...Read more
Can liver cancer or liver disease cause painless constant muscle twitching /spasms in the calves ???
Common: One boy in 3500 is born to develop duchenne's; it's uncommon in girls. Since the boys do not live as long as other people, around 1 child in 7000 has duchennes but it's much less common among adults. Becker's, the mild version, is about as common and most patients make it well into middle age. ...Read more
It is rare: There are rare forms of early-onset alzheimer disease that run in families. These forms of alzheimer disease are usually cause by mutations in one of three genes. People with these mutations often develop alzheimer disease in their 40s and 50s. Families with multiple people suffering from early-onset alzheimer disease may wish to consider genetic testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weak respirations: As Duchennes muscular dystrophy progresses, the muscles of respiration become weakened. As a result the person does not have the forceful breathing and cough to clear secretions from the respiratory tract. As soon as a cold begins you should give vigorous chest physical therapy to mobilize the secretions and if necessary suction them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If they live long enough and have enough physical strength. This is a family of cruel diseases of widely variable severity. ...Read more
See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause of frequent respiratory infections in children with duchenne muscular dystrophy ?
Impaired muscles: When dmd affects the muscles of breathing, patients have difficulty clearing secretions which can lead to increased infections. Chest pt can be useful to break the secretions up and allow them to be cleared. If there is an issue with scoliosis, this should be addressed early to prevent further repiratory compromise later in the disease course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Botox is not great for spasms. It is good for sustained movement such as dystonia, where there is twisting of muscles or spasticity, where there is increased tone. If you have the movements everywhere, the other problem is that you would have to receive injections of Botox everywhere, and this would not be effective. Botox works well when the symptoms are isolated (i.e. One arm). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mutations in the : dystrophin gene, Xp21.2-p21.1, causes weakness in large, then small, skeletal muscles. Weakness of heart muscle, smooth muscle of GI tract & urinary tracts, Speech Sound Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability & behavior problems occur in some boys. Carrier girls may have cardiomyopathy. Specific mutations determine manifestations in boys & carrier girls. See mda.org. ...Read more
Kennedy's Diease: A debilitating neurodegenerative disease resulting in muscle cramps and progressive weakness due to degeneration of motor neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord. The condition is associated with mutation of the androgen receptor (ar) gene and is inherited as a x-linked recessive. As with many genetic disorders, no cure is known, although research continues. Described by dr kennedy in 1968. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some are some not: Whooping cough is deadly to patients under 6mo old, while adults usually have a bronchitis lasting a few months. Chickenpox is usually a moderate illness in kids, but in the 70's we lost 50 kids/yr .For adults, a larger percentage get chickenpox pneumonia and can die, but that's how the germ works. I can think of many examples where your comment is just not true. Just unexpected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Estrogen: Believe it or not, the immune system communicates with hormones through receptors. Some diseases are more common in males though. ...Read more
Unlikely: Cerefolin is more like a vitamin so it is unlikely to cause confusion. When one has dementia, confusion can come and go. That being said, if there is an increase in confusion shortly after taking it and this doesn't happen at other times and continues to happen with use perhaps there is something specific about the person and the formulation that doesn't agree. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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